Global Patent Index - EP 1565723 B1

EP 1565723 B1 20160106 - BIOLOGICAL GROWTH PLATE SCANNER

Title (en)

BIOLOGICAL GROWTH PLATE SCANNER

Title (de)

SCANNER FÜR EINE PLATTE ZUR UNTERSUCHUNG DES BIOLOGISCHEN WACHSTUMS

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE BALAYAGE DE PLAQUE DE CROISSANCE BIOLOGIQUE

Publication

EP 1565723 B1 20160106 (EN)

Application

EP 03787012 A 20031121

Priority

  • US 0337385 W 20031121
  • US 30572202 A 20021127
  • US 30666302 A 20021127

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2004051283A2] A biological growth plate scanner includes a multi-color illumination system that illuminates a biological growth plate with different illumination colors. A monochromatic image capture device captures images of the biological growth plate during illumination of the growth plate with each of the illumination colors. A processor combines the images to form a composite multi-color image, and/or individual components of the composite image, and analyzes the composite image to produce an analytical result such as a colony count or a presence/absence result. The biological growth plate scanner may include both front and back illumination components. The back illumination component may include a diffuser element disposed under the biological growth plate. The diffuser element receives light from one or more laterally disposed illumination sources, and distributes the light to illuminate a back side of the biological growth plate. The illumination sources in the front and back illumination components may take the form of sets of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that can be independently controlled by the processor.

IPC 8 full level

G01N 15/14 (2006.01); G01N 21/64 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2011.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP KR)

C12M 23/10 (2013.01 - EP); C12M 41/36 (2013.01 - EP); G01N 15/1475 (2013.01 - EP KR); G01N 2015/1472 (2013.01 - EP KR)

Citation (examination)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2004051283 A2 20040617; WO 2004051283 A3 20050217; AU 2003295803 A1 20040623; BR 0316471 A 20051011; BR PI0316471 B1 20170620; CA 2505967 A1 20040617; EP 1565723 A2 20050824; EP 1565723 B1 20160106; EP 2998724 A1 20160323; EP 2998724 B1 20180725; JP 2006508362 A 20060309; KR 100966399 B1 20100628; KR 20050086849 A 20050830; MX PA05005489 A 20050816

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 0337385 W 20031121; AU 2003295803 A 20031121; BR 0316471 A 20031121; BR PI0316471 A 20031121; CA 2505967 A 20031121; EP 03787012 A 20031121; EP 15192808 A 20031121; JP 2004557257 A 20031121; KR 20057009473 A 20031121; MX PA05005489 A 20031121